Friday (May 22) was recorded as the hottest day of the season in the national capital. In some parts of the city, the temperature crossed 45 degrees Celsius. Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the Meteorological Department’s North-West Meteorological Center, said, “The hot air conditions in Delhi have seen a lot of heat on Palam and Lodhi. The highest temperature of this season was recorded at 45.4 and 44.4 degrees Celsius respectively, which was the hottest day of this season. ”
Palam and Lodhi areas saw an increase of 5 degrees. Safdarjung recorded a temperature of 43.8 degrees Celsius. Heatwave is declared when the maximum temperature is 45 ° C for two consecutive days and severe heatwave occurs when the mercury touches the scale of 47 ° C for two days.
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Earlier on Friday, IMD Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra told IANS that there has been an increase in temperature in north and central India after the cyclone Amfan. He said, “When the cyclone forms in the Bay of Bengal, the wind flows from the northwest towards the coastline. At this time, there are hot winds from Rajasthan to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi, due to which the heat is increased due to the maximum temperature. ”
Mahesh Palawat, vice-president of Skymet Weather, a private forecasting agency, said dry and hot winds would blow across the country by May 27. Not only in May, but also in June, heat effects can increase in many parts of the country. IMD has also warned that heatwave conditions will persist in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh for the next five days.